January 02, 2024

Sen. Boehnke travels to North Carolina for NCSL

Washington State Senator Matt Boehnke visited North Carolina as a participant in the Nuclear Legislative Working Group (NLWG) at the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) in early December. The mission of NCSL’s Nuclear Legislative Working Group (NLWG) is to provide legislative members with the opportunity to learn about the...
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December 19, 2023

SRC On Air: Sen. Matt Boehnke on KONA Radio in the Tri-Cities

Sen. Matt Boehnke talks to KONA Radio’s Tri-Cities Morning News about a proposal to ban gas-powered lawnmowers in Washington State. LISTEN: https://ow.ly/j1yH50QjRH5
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November 29, 2023

Boehnke legislative tour visits McLoughlin Middle School

During his legislative school tour, Sen. Boehnke also visited McLoughlin Middle School, home to 1,100 students in grades 6-8. Despite its origins dating back to 1983, the school is slated for renovation in a 2027 bond issue, attesting to the district’s dedication to modernization. The local tax rates, with the...
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November 29, 2023

Boehnke completes Pasco School Dist. legislative school tour

On October 23, 2023, Senator Matt Boehnke (R-Kennewick) embarked on an enriching visit to the Pasco School District, marking a key stop on a legislative school tour facilitated by the Washington Association of Maintenance and Operation Administrators (WAMOA). The focal point of this insightful tour was Pasco High School, an...
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November 29, 2023

8th District lawmakers to host citizen’s legislative workshop at Richland Public Library on Dec. 7

Tri-Citians interested in learning more about how to participate in the state’s legislative process are invited to join Senator Matt Boehnke, Representative Stephanie Barnard and Representative April Connors on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library for a citizen’s legislative workshop. The 8th District...
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May 21, 2023

In The News: WA Legislature delivers $4.8M+ for Tri-Cities stadium and parks. PNNL to get $7.5M

BY ERIC ROSANE | TRI-CITY HERALD & YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Public parks and facilities in the Tri-Cities got a big financial boost this year from the Washington state Legislature with nearly $5 million in funding. The 105-day session ended Sunday, and Tri-City lawmakers highlighted more than $46 million in local projects included...
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May 08, 2023

In The News: Governor signs bill expanding cyber governance

BY BENJAMIN FREED | State Scoop Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week signed a bill that will add several new layers of governance to the state’s cybersecurity practices, including new advisory boards and giving the state’s Department of Commerce greater authorities over infrastructure security. …“This new law is about starting the...
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March 03, 2023

Senate panel hears Republican bill to accelerate broadband in rural areas

On Wednesday, the state Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held a public hearing on a proposal from Sen. Nikki Torres that would invest $200 million to expand broadband capacity in underserved rural areas of Washington and allow the private sector to help. “During the pandemic, it was an eye-opener...
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March 03, 2023

Senate unanimously approves Boehnke bill to protect Washingtonians from cyber-attacks, ransomware

On Thursday the Washington State Senate voted 49-0 to advance Sen. Matt Boehnke’s legislation to help protect the state from malicious cyber activities, such as ransomware. “It’s not a matter of if, it is a matter of when,” said Boehnke, R-Kennewick. “If you haven’t been the victim of a cyber-attack,...
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February 28, 2023

Boehnke’s first Senate bill receives unanimous approval, heads to state House

On Monday the first bill by Sen. Matt Boehnke to come to a vote by the full Senate since he became senator for the 8th Legislative District won unanimous approval. Senate Bill 5166 would reauthorize the business and occupation (B&O) tax deduction for cooperative finance organizations. The Legislature reauthorized the...
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